Where to get a free face mask in Metro Nashville

Metro Nashville is requiring all businesses that are open to the public to post signs asking for people to wear face masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Metro Nashville is requiring all businesses that are open to the public to post signs asking for people to wear face masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Metro Nashville is requiring all businesses that are open to the public to post signs asking for people to wear face masks. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Gov. Bill Lee announced May the state is working with the Cleveland, Tennessee-based Refro Corporation to give away free cloth face masks to residents to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

The Metro Public Health Department announced May 6 the department will be giving away masks from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at three locations in Metro Nashville:

  • Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave., Nashville;

  • Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave., Nashville; and

  • East Nashville Health Center, 1015 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville.


More than five million masks are expected to be given away at no charge, according to Lee.


Metro Nashville officials also announced May 6 an order asking all of those who are able to wear a mask to do so in public settings. Additionally, all businesses that are allowed to be open are now required to post signage asking all people who enter the facilities to wear a mask.

Read more on how to make a cloth face mask at home here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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